Hobby Lobby: We Intend to Defy ObamaCare
Won't offer insurance that includes access to the morning-after pill
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Dec 28, 2012 7:16 AM CST
In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, a woman walks from a Hobby Lobby Inc., store in Little Rock, Ark.   (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

(Newser) – With a lawsuit pending, Hobby Lobby says it won't be providing workers with health plans that cover the morning-after pill—even though ObamaCare requires it. The decision could cost the company $1.3 million in daily fines, the AP notes. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor this week rejected the arts and crafts chain's request for an injunction against that part of the health law.

She says the store hasn't made an adequate case for an emergency exemption, but added that it and sister firm Mardel can still fight the measure in lower courts. In the meantime, "the company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees," a lawyer for Hobby Lobby says, but it won't "pay for abortion-inducing drugs." The company holds that the morning-after pill is tantamount to abortion due to its ability to keep a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.

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1freeusa
Jan 1, 2013 8:12 PM CST
there are all sorts of laws that we the people dont like but cant break without being punished.....corperations are no different..... confiscate the stock put the leaders in jail for treason
texron
Dec 30, 2012 2:25 PM CST
They must be Republicans...because Republicans obey all laws....that they agree with !
jaamuse
Dec 29, 2012 10:28 PM CST
Let 'em defy the law, they probably think they can make up the money they pay in fines through increased business from fundamentalists, but that cash cow will dry up and they will likely quietly go along with Obamacare...or better, just go away.